Nouvelles de l’ACAP et information
Concerns have been raised about labor market imbalances that see a growing number of postdoctoral researchers pursuing a limited number of faculty positions (1–4). Proposed demand-side solutions include capping the duration of postdoc training or hiring more permanent staff scientists (1, 4, 5). Others focus on the supply side, arguing that Ph.D.'s need better information about labor market conditions and nonacademic career options (4, 6, 7).
Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) are innovation engines driving science, technology, discovery, and change. They have become critical to the cutting edge research being done at Canadian universities. This was a key message echoing throughout the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS-ACSP) held jointly with the 2015 Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators (CAPA) conference.
This report examines the employment opportunities and outcomes of PhD holders inside and outside academia, the state of professional skills development for PhD students, and examples of professional development initiatives in Canada and peer countries.
Nouvelles des établissements membres et information
Postdoctoral Scholars are valued members of the university community. As trained researchers, they have the opportunity to make significant contributions to both the research environment of the University and to their chosen field.
At the University of Calgary postdocs are valued members of our community, and make indispensable contributions to academic research. Our program includes one-of-a-kind funding and fellowship opportunities that enable postdocs to pursue world-changing research.
Deepen your expertise, further your research, and launch your career with a postdoctoral fellowship in association with the University of Toronto.
Notre vision, c’est que l’ACAP
Notre mission est de: Promouvoir et améliorer les contributions des études postdoctoraux (afin de) faire avancer la société basée sur les connaissances. Notre vision, c’est que l’ACAP:
- Représentera la grande majorité des établissements (ou des universités?) qui accueillent des stagiaires postdoctoraux au Canada;
- Aura une influence majeure dans les questions postdoctorales
- Sera reconnue comme une source faisant autorité sur les questions postdoctorales au Canada; et
- Améliorera le contexte du succès des stagiaires postdoctoraux au Canada